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Why Do I Get Canker Sores So Often
Causes: Canker Sore: Unfortunately the cause of most canker sores is not known. Stress or tissue injury is probably the cause. Also some foods -- including citrus or acidic fruits and vegetables (such as lemons, oranges, pineapples, apples, figs, tomatoes, and strawberries) -- can trigger a canker sore or make the problem worse. Sls in toothpaste has also been implicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Almost everyone is infected with this herpes virus. The first episode is usualy in early childhood. It is dramaticaly different from all the later events. The virus is always present. When your immune system is weakened (stress, disease, almost anything) the viri end up stronger than your immune system. They do their job, and ...Read more
Unknown: Canker sores or apthous ulcer are thought to be viral in nature. No immune problems are known to be associated with these benign ulcers. However severe repeated oral or vaginal ulcerations can be associated with other disease states such as bechet's disease. ...Read more
Different animals...: Canker sores aren't to be confused with cold sores (which result from herpes virus). Canker sores are not viral, and they are not infectious - they are similar to other immune type reactions, such as dermatitis, etc, and are frequently related to stress (local or systemic). The lesion on your lip would more likely be a cold sore, and your tongue is a more typical place to get a canker sore. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: It is hard to say why you get a lot of canker sores. Some people are sensitive to sls in toothpaste or to cinnamon so try eliminating these. Try to reduce your stress. If you get a lot or if they are large you should see your doctor and have your immune system evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get canker sores all the time and they stay for really long periods of time, how can I make it less painful?
I get canker sores sometimes from biting myself from eating,andthey go away. But why do they turn white? Also I scratched my gum it turned white, ouch
Amen! Little known. : Canker sores (apthous stomatitis) are quite a nuisance, but harmless. They're common, last days and make eating many foods-salty, citrus, tart (vinegary)-painful to eat (ketchup's horrible). Recurrent, can cluster, but is not herpes; & different than other, more serious stomatitis. IMHO local trauma, virus associated, but myths abound on causes & treatments; little evidence to support any. Ouch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get canker sores frequently. However I am now getting them on my gums and tongue and they are becoming more painful and more frequent .any solutions?
Canker sore: Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. If concerned see your dentist for laser treatment, immediate solution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, possible: Allergic reactions are most known to be of immediate nature, most dangerous because they can cause anaphylaxis with respiratory involvement. Less known are other types of 'allergies', which might produce inflammation of skin, lip, mucosas or other parts upon contact. Elimination diets with supervised challenge is one way to find out, traditional allergy testing might be negative. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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